View Full Version : DVX retirement
06-24-2007, 02:45 AM
Iím thinking to get DVX100BE , but I feel that DVX is getting towards the end of its life cycle for retirement, however I have not heard (yet) of any successor in the horizon.
Shall I proceed?
06-24-2007, 06:12 AM
I've worked with both 100, a and B. I bought the B but really could have accomplished my work just as well with the 100. HD is the next step but cost for equipment, computer memory etc and accompanying editing software as well as my level of expertise (or lack thereof) in high def are key factors to keeping me in the dvcam mode for the time being. I enjoy my work so far.
06-24-2007, 07:06 AM
Is there any successor rumors yet
06-24-2007, 08:00 AM
the hvx is basically the successor...
06-24-2007, 08:48 AM
A lot of people have moved from the DVX to the HVX, but the HVX is really at a higher price point. Panasonic will undoubtedly come out with an HD camera to compete at the $2000-3000 range but nothing has been announced and there aren't even rumors. If SD meets your needs, it's still hard to beat the DVX100 and even if Panny announced a new camera today, it wouldn't be available for some time.
06-24-2007, 09:16 AM
i second that barry!! i also think it's somewhat a camera issue and a broadcast issue at the same time. SD format is a much easier workflow than HD... i feel DVX will be around at least for another 5 years... the ease of broadcasting viral videos and majority of TV is still SD... it's just too soon for the DVX community to make the switch. there are thousands of DVX cams and users out there that still get alot of mileage out of there SD set-ups. I'm one of them. i've had my setup since 2003 and only now have i considered the HVX... i feel it's still a bit soon for me... but thats just me.